A new report claims former President Bill Clinton’s name is mentioned over 50 times in redacted court filings relating to Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy sex offender, that will soon be disclosed to the public.
According to ABC News, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska recently ordered the release of redacted files regarding Virginia Giuffre’s defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former associate, which was filed in 2015. Giuffre has claimed that she was forced by Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with Prince Andrew and other influential figures at the age of 17.
After the judge’s December ruling, Giuffre tweeted, “Finally we are hearing members of the US government senators about the need for transparency and a call to arms for accountability!! There’s going to be a lot of nervous ppl over Christmas and New Years, 170 to be exact, who’s on the naughty list? This wouldn’t be possible without the Honourable Judge Preska.”
Giuffre also posted another statement on X, formerly Twitter, saying, “Merry early Christmas. Dozens of Jeffrey Epstein associates, victims likely to publicly ID’d in court docs in coming weeks — thank you and many blessings for Judge Preska. A truth seeker & justice maker.”
According to ABC News, the redacted records that will soon be released include over 150 names of individuals labeled “John and Jane Does” who are believed to have been connected with Epstein and his infamous private island, “Little St. James.” ABC News reported that additional information is expected to be released regarding the testimony of “Jane Doe 162,” who claimed to have been at Epstein’s mansion in New York in 2001 with Maxwell, Giuffre, and Prince Andrew.
According to ABC News, Giuffre claimed that she met Clinton on Epstein’s private island. However, while flight records have revealed that the former president took multiple flights on Epstein’s private jet, ABC News reported that no evidence has been released to confirm that Clinton ever visited Epstein’s private island.
ABC News also reported that Clinton has been identified as “Doe 36” on the list of over 150 names to be released.
Shortly after Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, Clinton was subpoenaed by Giuffre’s lawyers to provide testimony pertaining to his past relationship with Epstein. However, Clinton’s lawyers argued that the former president’s testimony would not be beneficial to Guiffre since Clinton had not been to Epstein’s private island. Giuffre’s request was ultimately denied by U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet.
In 2017, Giuffre’s lawyers attempted to prevent Maxwell’s legal team from using claims that Clinton had never been to Epstein’s private island. According to ABC News, Giuffre’s lawyers claimed the assertion would be “inherently unfair” since they had been prevented from personally questioning Clinton about the matter.
“You did not allow us to depose him because you said it was irrelevant,” Guiffre’s lawyer stated. “So now we’re in a position where at trial they want to put forth that information against my client, and I don’t have an under-oath statement from that individual saying whether or not he actually was.”
In 2019, CNN reported statements Angel Ureña, Clinton’s spokesman, made regarding the former president’s connection to Epstein. The Clinton spokesman claimed that the former president knew “nothing” about Epstein’s “terrible crimes.”
“In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation,” Ureña said. “He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein’s New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail.”
At the time, the spokesman emphasized that Clinton had “not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade.” Ureña added that Clinton had not visited Epstein’s private island, his Florida residence, or his ranch in New Mexico, according to CNN.